9/11: Culture, Catastrophe and the Critique of Singularity: by Diana Gonçalves

By Diana Gonçalves

Even although a lot has been stated and written approximately September 11, the paintings constructed in this topic has typically explored it as an exceptional occasion, a turning aspect in historical past. This ebook needs to appear as a substitute at how disruptive occasions advertise a community of institutions and the way humans hotel to comparability as a method to make experience of the unknown, i.e. to realize what turns out incomprehensible. as a way to successfully speak about the complexity of 11th of September, this publication articulates diversified fields of information and views reminiscent of visible tradition, media reviews, functionality reviews, severe concept, reminiscence experiences and literary experiences to shed a few mild on 11th of September and examine how the development has impacted on American social and cultural cloth and the way the yankee society has come to phrases with the sort of devastating occasion. a better research of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and awfully Close attracts cognizance to the cultural development of disaster and the plethora of cultural items Sep 11 has encouraged. It demonstrates how the development has been built-in into American tradition and exemplifies what makes up the 11th of September imaginary.

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